Erector Spinae Plane Block (ESP Block)
This chapter discussed the anatomy, sonoanatomy, and mechanism of erector spinae plane block. A detailed discussion of the injection is included here. The literature on the erector spinae block in patients of different age population and surgical procedures will be discussed.
KeywordsErector spinae plane block Mechanism Paravertebral block Transverse process ESP block
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